Open Source Content Management Systems

One of the most popular resources at the moment for creating websites is to use a content management system such as WordPress, Joomla!, or Drupal. A content management system is basically a software system that is often created as an open source program; however, there are other content management systems that are privately built.

WordPress, Joomla! and Drupal are robust, free content management systems that can be customized and built into your own look and feel by using themes which are pre-built that you can modify. A positive element of using a content management system, especially an open source content management system, is that you have the power of thousands of people working together to build, manage, and improve the software.

That doesn’t mean that these systems will be 100 percent foolproof and won’t have some issues going forward. There can be various technical issues that you may come across when you’re using this type of content management system. However the major platforms do offer a great deal of flexibility, and are typically not very difficult to install, customize, and manage for someone with moderate technical experience.


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